Staying Leisure Visitors to Jersey up 16% in 2017 – The Facts and Figures

On March 1, 2018, in Culture, General, Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

2017 saw the highest number of holidaymakers coming to Jersey since 2001, up 16% over 2016 with 413,200 staying leisure visitors. Total visits to Jersey in 2017 were up 5% over 2016, with 727,000 visits, the highest number since 2007. 52% of holiday visitors were first-time visitors to Jersey, matching the 2016 figure. £250m was […]

Surge in the number of winter visitors to Jersey

On February 14, 2018, in Culture, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

I am delighted with the news that we are finally beginning to grow our visor economy on a year round basis.  Not only will this provide increased productivity within the hospitality sector, and the island’s economy as a whole, but will also help to strengthen transport links throughout the winter months.  Very well done to […]

Manches Iles-Express to operate new inter-island passenger ferry service in 2018 – return fares under £40

On February 8, 2018, in Culture, General, Society, Sport, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

The States’ of Jersey and Guernsey have identified Manche Iles-Express as the preferred bidder to provide an enhanced inter-island passenger-only ferry service. No formal award has been made yet and discussions with Manche Illes-Express are continuing with both Islands, but the objective remains to have an enhanced service in operation by 1 May 2018. While […]

Five-year deal signed for return of Super League Triathlon

On February 5, 2018, in General, Sport, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Super League Triathlon will return to Jersey’s Waterfront this year following the signing of a five-year contract with the States of Jersey to secure the rights to host the event. The partnership will place Jersey on the map as a host for international sports events and follows the successful inaugural event in the Island in […]

easyjet launches Jersey Edinburgh route

On January 9, 2018, in Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

easyjet has launched a new service from Jersey to Edinburgh. It will operate twice weekly throughout the summer season, in addition to the existing Jersey to Glasgow link. In total, easyJet will operate to 8 UK destinations: Belfast, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, London Gatwick, London Luton and London Southend. Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: […]

Tourism: Another promising set of figures

On December 18, 2017, in General, The Environment, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Provisional Visit Jersey estimates suggest that the number of visits to Jersey during the first ten months of 2017 was 672,200 with visitor nights reaching 2.7 million.     During the period January to October 2017: Total visitor trips were 672,200 up 4% Total spend was £212 million up 4% (first 9 months) Total visitor nights […]

Record numbers of people in work suggests stronger economy in 2017

On November 2, 2017, in Agriculture, General, Population, Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

In June 2017 total employment in Jersey was 61,660 the highest recorded to date.   The latest Jersey Labour Market data suggests that Jersey’s economy is stronger in the first half of 2017 than expected. Total employment increased at a rate of 2.2% (June 2017 on June 2016) compared with the Fiscal Policy Panel (FPP) assumption […]

Holidaymakers to Jersey up 4% in August 2017

On October 22, 2017, in The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Visit Jersey have released their Exit Survey Analysis for the period January to August 2017.  Provisional estimates suggest that the number of visits to Jersey during the first eight months of 2017 was 521,200 with visitor bed-nights reaching 2.1 million.  During the period January to August 2017, just more than two-thirds of visits (68%) were made by […]

Super League Triathlon Jersey Highlights Show

On October 18, 2017, in General, Sport, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Jersey, Channel Islands 23rd & 24th September 2017. Pitting the world’s best triathletes across unique short course formats for big prize money in a closed league series, Super League Triathlon provides pulse-pounding action, superstars to root for, and a spectator experience without parallel. Watch the full Super League Triathlon Jersey Highlights Show here. Two days […]

Jersey Business Tendency survey – Business confidence remains positive

On October 16, 2017, in General, Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

The quarterly Jersey Business Tendency Survey (BTS) provides timely, qualitative information about the Island’s economy. Chief executives and managing directors are asked for their opinions on the current situation of their business compared to three months earlier and their expectations for the next three months. In September 2017: the headline all-sector business activity indicator was […]

Number of holidaymakers to Jersey hit five-year high in 2016

On March 3, 2017, in The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

More people are choosing Jersey as a holiday destination Jersey welcomed almost 356,000 people for a holiday to our amazing Island during 2016. This was the third year of growth and the best for 5 years and beat our 2016 target of 352,000 staying holiday visitors, a growth of 2.6%. Total visitors (which includes day […]

A Jersey World Expo’?

On October 29, 2016, in General, Society, Sport, The Economy, The Environment, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

A world’s fair, world exposition, or universal exposition (sometimes expo or Expo for short) is a large public exhibition. These exhibitions vary in character and are held in varying parts of the world. They usually last from three weeks to six months. Since the 1928 Convention Relating to International Exhibitions came into force, the Bureau International […]

What does Tourism do for Jersey?

On October 5, 2016, in The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

In 2015, there were 718,000 visitors to Jersey. 347,000 stayed overnight, 107,000 were visiting family and friends, 118,000 were business visitors, 108,000 were leisure day trippers, plus there were almost 38,000 additional visits. 70% of visitors arrive from the UK. On average staying visitors spend £491 and daytrip visitors spend £50. In total, visitors contributed […]

The Importance of Sports & Events Led Tourism in Jersey

On November 1, 2015, in Sport, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Event-led tourism is seen by many jurisdictions as an important part of their tourism strategy. For some time the further development of event-led tourism has been cited as an important element of the renaissance of Jersey’s visitor economy. In this context, “events” include a broad range of sporting, cultural and more traditional tourist events such […]

The facts relating to the Tourism Development Fund and The Jersey International Air Display

On September 27, 2015, in The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

The Jersey International Air Display. The Economic Development Department (EDD) provides the air display grant of 90k to the Ports of Jersey (POJ) who organise the event in partnership with Jersey International Air Display Limited (JIAD). Full and detailed accounts of the JIAD are published annually. I agreed to utilise Tourism Development fund (TDF) funds […]

Condor, the Liberation and what action I propose to take.

On September 19, 2015, in General, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Islanders will be aware of operational problems that have arisen again with the Condor Liberation in recent days. Whilst delays and cancellations earlier in the week were weather-related, today’s cancellations are as a result of technical problems with the vessel. I have included below an update from Condor Ferries received on Saturday 19th September 2015 […]

Jersey shines brightly for the Nat West Island Games

On July 4, 2015, in Society, Sport, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

And so the 2015 Nat West Island games draw to a close with a vibrant closing ceremony where thousands of new friends partied together and said au revoir until we all reconvene on the special island of Gotland in 2017.  Congratulations of the highest order have to go to everybody, yes everybody on Jersey because […]

Economic Growth – No stone unturned

On June 11, 2015, in General, Society, The Economy, The Environment, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

I was delighted to have been given the opportunity to talk to the Jersey Chamber of Commerce outlining my policy and position on growing Jersey’s economy and attach my speech (below).  I would like to thank the Jersey Chamber of Commerce and all who attended.   Draft Speech to the Jersey Chamber of Commerce – 11th […]

Liberation 70

On March 4, 2015, in Society, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

As many of us know, on 9th May every year Jersey celebrates the anniversary of the Liberation of the Island from the German occupation forces of World War II. Considered as Jersey’s very own ‘National Day’, Liberation Day 70 will be celebrated on Saturday 9th May 2015 and will commence with a Freedom march – […]

Council of Ministers Strategic Priorities 2015 -2018

On February 1, 2015, in Education, General, Health, Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Jersey’s Council of Ministers has set out their strategic priorities for 2015 – 2018. The four key areas are: Health and Wellbeing, Education, Economic Growth and Jobs and St Helier: Click here to view a short video introduction to the strategic priorities

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